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by BOB MAGINNIS | December 13, 2006
Devin Fales, the Keedysville child afflicted with a rare form of anemia that causes bone marrow failure, is now halfway through his 100-day stay in Minnesota, where's he's being treated at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital. When he comes back he'll find that Cal Ripken Jr., one the legends of baseball, has taken up his cause. According to Don Shumaker, president of First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, Ripken agreed to sign, at no charge, a New York City firefighters' helmet emblazoned with No. 8 and his name.
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June 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - Scotty Mock slugged an inside-the-park home run Sunday to end the second White House T-ball game of the season as President Bush closed out a four-day campaign urging Americans to exercise more. Mock, of the South Berkeley Little League Braves of Inwood, W.Va., was the last player to bat, and he knocked the ball off a tee into deep center field. A series of relays by the D.C. Cal Ripken League Cardinals of the District of Columbia failed to reach the plate before he did. No score is kept in the T-ball games, but the shot provided a rousing finish to the game, in which homeland security director Tom Ridge coached first and District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams coached third.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 2, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Six years ago, when Cal Ripken Jr. retired from baseball, Claudette Boudreaux knew she would find herself in a sea of orange celebrating the athlete's 21-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. That day came Sunday, when she and her husband were among 75,000 people watching Ripken and fellow baseball player Tony Gwynn as they were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Boudreaux is president of the Board of Directors for Food Resources Inc. in Hagerstown, and lives in Frederick, Md., with her husband Larry Daulbaugh.
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September 30, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department has released more information about a box of baseball memorabilia it recovered in hopes of finding its owner. Detective Greg Alton said the box, which includes Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter memorabilia, is labeled in magic marker with the words "Candi's baseball stuff. " The box includes 35 mm photographs of Ripken talking to a New York Yankees player dated July 2000, Alton said. Also in the box is a ticket from a September 1998 game.
NEWS
February 7, 2007
Editor's note: Before the first pitch, the whistle blows or the opening tip, there are many people in Washington County and the Tri-State area who have an impact on sporting events. People like... Carol Brashears Hometown: Hagerstown Position: Athletic Director, St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown What is your biggest challenge? "There's never enough time. It's always the next thing to move onto. " What inspired you to do what you do?
NEWS
July 5, 2002
RUNNING Firecracker 5K WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bob Ronfenbrenner set a course record in 15 minutes, 42 seconds in the fourth annual Summer Jubilee Firecracker 5K race on Thursday. Ronfenbrenner broke the old mark of 16:06 set by Jaime Dick in 2000. Tyler Newcomer, finished second in 15:51 and Chris Pereschuk, a graduate of North Hagerstown and Hagerstown Community College, was third in 16:08. John Doub, 45, won the master's division in 17:54. On the women's side, Maria Spinnler, 40, broke the course record set last year by 34 seconds, winning in 18:13.
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By DAVE McMILLION | January 20, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Grille at Park Circle, with its varied menu and unique historical decor, is gone, another victim of the bad economy. Richard E. Roulette, part owner of the restaurant near City Park, said the decision was made to close the restaurant Tuesday following a gradual slowdown in business and increasing food costs, among other factors. Roulette said there has been a 20 percent decline in business at the restaurant over the past year. Even the people who were coming in were not spending as much, said Roulette, a former Washington County Commissioner.
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By DAVID GINSBURG | July 29, 2007
BALTIMORE - Cal Ripken Jr. will forever be known as the Iron Man, a fitting title for the most durable athlete in the rich history of the sport known as America's Pastime. The nickname captures the perseverance of the former Baltimore Orioles star, who played in 2,632 consecutive games from 1982-98. It would be an injustice, however, to summarize the spectacular 21-year career of Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. solely by The Streak. In assessing Ripken's affect on baseball, his peers and the fans who cheered for him, there are two words more appropriate than Iron & Man: Awe and respect.
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by AL DITZEL | July 23, 2002
Talk about moving in different directions. Major League Baseball has asked its fans to rank the top 10 most memorable moments in its game. Now, its players reportedly have set a tentative strike date. My feelings on a work stoppage in MLB are known. So, as baseball winds down its final months as a passion for me, I've decided to rank my 10 most memorable moments involving the game. 10. My first home run in Little League. I was the second 11-year-old to homer in my league.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2012
Antonio Tobias “Toby” Mendez has been making a new Cal Ripken Jr. in his studio. Mendez's version - in bronze - will be taller than the human version of the Iron Man shortstop and several hundred pounds heavier. The Ripken statue is the last in a series Mendez is creating for the Baltimore Orioles, who are showcasing them in a newly refurbished outfield area at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The first statue, of Frank Robinson, was unveiled on April 28. Former Manager Earl Weaver will be next, on June 30, followed by Jim Palmer,  July 14; Eddie Murray, Aug. 11; Ripken, Sept.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | February 8, 2012
The Smithsburg Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold registration Saturday from 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. at the Smithsburg Fire Hall, 22 N. Main St. Bring a copy of the child's birth certificate to registration. The cost is $40 for a single player or $70 per family for the Cal Ripken division, which is for those ages 4 to 12. Registration costs $135 for the Babe Ruth Division, which is for those ages 13 to 18.  All Washington County residents are eligible. Players can also register online at www.slsbaseball.org . Quartet to perform Sunday at church Welty Church of the Brethren, 13465 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg, will host the Skyline Boys Quartet Sunday at 10:4 5 a.m. The community is invited.
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July 15, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Cal Ripken Jr. is exploring the possibility of joining the Baltimore Orioles as a part-time adviser, which would ease his transition into a permanent position after his son graduates from high school in 2012. Ripken, who turns 50 next month, has been meeting on a regular basis with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. The conversations have centered on finding the Hall of Fame infielder a position in the front office on the team he played for throughout his 21-year career.
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By JANET HEIM | October 1, 2009
It's hard to know how to describe Mike Weaver. You could call him a man obsessed, or maybe it's better to say he's a man with a healthy habit. Either way, Weaver, 60, has clocked thousands of miles since beginning his daily quest to walk five miles. On Sept. 27, he marked the 5,000th consecutive day he's walked at least five miles -- a streak that began Jan. 20, 1996. He said people thought he might take a break once he hit the 5,000 mark, but he's not. "It's a driving force in my life," Weaver said of his walking.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | January 20, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Grille at Park Circle, with its varied menu and unique historical decor, is gone, another victim of the bad economy. Richard E. Roulette, part owner of the restaurant near City Park, said the decision was made to close the restaurant Tuesday following a gradual slowdown in business and increasing food costs, among other factors. Roulette said there has been a 20 percent decline in business at the restaurant over the past year. Even the people who were coming in were not spending as much, said Roulette, a former Washington County Commissioner.
NEWS
September 30, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department has released more information about a box of baseball memorabilia it recovered in hopes of finding its owner. Detective Greg Alton said the box, which includes Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter memorabilia, is labeled in magic marker with the words "Candi's baseball stuff. " The box includes 35 mm photographs of Ripken talking to a New York Yankees player dated July 2000, Alton said. Also in the box is a ticket from a September 1998 game.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 2, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Six years ago, when Cal Ripken Jr. retired from baseball, Claudette Boudreaux knew she would find herself in a sea of orange celebrating the athlete's 21-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. That day came Sunday, when she and her husband were among 75,000 people watching Ripken and fellow baseball player Tony Gwynn as they were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Boudreaux is president of the Board of Directors for Food Resources Inc. in Hagerstown, and lives in Frederick, Md., with her husband Larry Daulbaugh.
NEWS
By DAVID GINSBURG | July 29, 2007
BALTIMORE - Cal Ripken Jr. will forever be known as the Iron Man, a fitting title for the most durable athlete in the rich history of the sport known as America's Pastime. The nickname captures the perseverance of the former Baltimore Orioles star, who played in 2,632 consecutive games from 1982-98. It would be an injustice, however, to summarize the spectacular 21-year career of Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. solely by The Streak. In assessing Ripken's affect on baseball, his peers and the fans who cheered for him, there are two words more appropriate than Iron & Man: Awe and respect.
NEWS
February 7, 2007
Editor's note: Before the first pitch, the whistle blows or the opening tip, there are many people in Washington County and the Tri-State area who have an impact on sporting events. People like... Carol Brashears Hometown: Hagerstown Position: Athletic Director, St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown What is your biggest challenge? "There's never enough time. It's always the next thing to move onto. " What inspired you to do what you do?
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | December 13, 2006
Devin Fales, the Keedysville child afflicted with a rare form of anemia that causes bone marrow failure, is now halfway through his 100-day stay in Minnesota, where's he's being treated at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital. When he comes back he'll find that Cal Ripken Jr., one the legends of baseball, has taken up his cause. According to Don Shumaker, president of First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, Ripken agreed to sign, at no charge, a New York City firefighters' helmet emblazoned with No. 8 and his name.
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